Senate Tax Chairman Tom Bakk of Cook says he will look at raising taxes on Minnesota's richest residents to increase revenue. (Tribune photo by Don Davis)
State budget outlines emerge
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are nearly 11 weeks into their 2009 session, but only now are getting a look at outlines of their main task this year -- writing a two-year budget.
Lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty have eight weeks left before the mandatory May 18 adjournment deadline to turn those outlines into a fully crafted two-year budget that paves over a $4.6 billion deficit.
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